The Ocean City Manufacturing Company was one of the largest and most successful fishing reel makers in the middle half of the twentieth century. Purveyors of economically priced and durable reels, the company was also innovative and was the training ground for Otto Henze, the founder of Penn Reels. In this definitive study of Ocean City reels, noted reel historian Mike Cacioppo has outlined the growth and development of the entire Ocean City line of reels, from the first saltwater model in 1922 until the sale of the company to True Temper in 1957. This study covers saltwater reels, Big Game reels, baitcasters, fly reels, and open and closed face spinning reels. In addition to a chronological history, there is a detailed year by year summary of all catalogued Ocean City reels. From the most humble utility reel to the Big Game Balboa, this books is the final word on Ocean City and their fascinating and largely forgotten line of fishing reels. Price $45.00 plus postage.